Extinction is a project that I started in 2017 as a reflection on the future of the human species on Earth.
We are currently experiencing the sixth mass extinction, two hundred species disappear every day, the last United Nations summit on climate change stated that we have eleven years left to avoid the catastrophe by keeping the global temperature rise below 2 degrees.
Such awareness has led me to question my intention to become a mother in the present historical context; through this project I analyze myself as memories resurface and I reflect on the strength of life and on the deepest sense of existence.
Extinction recounts three generations: that of my grandmother, who lived in conjunction with what is considered to have marked the beginning of the great acceleration of our era called the Anthropocene, than that of my parents and down until today.
Through the use of representative images, self-portraits, documentary photos, archives and collages, I analyze the relationship that exists between the past and present, our actions today and their possible impact on future generations.
I aim to emphasize this is the time to rebuilt awareness on our actual needs, what future we want on the Earth and how to act accordingly.
Can we transform the current climate and social crisis into something useful to the restoration of empathy among human beings and hence allow ourselves to evolve on a spiritual and emotional level?